Review: Middy Reactacore X120-3 Competition Match Carp Pole

The Middy Reactacore X120-3 Competition Match Carp Pole comes under the beady eye of Angler’s Mail tackle editor Richard Howard. He’s the No.1 products inspector, checking out loads of quality kit every week. Description: competition match carp pole. Specifications: 13.5 and 14.5 m packages; Quad (four-layer) carbon technology; Maximus Wrap on the joints, to reduce […]

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Kevin Nash calls for ‘new thinking’ to turn around fortunes of UK fishing

ANGLING legend Kevin Nash has expressed his horror at a lack of new blood coming into angling, and threats from ‘antis’. As Angler’s Mail revealed last week, the Angling Trades Association held a mini conference, entitled Keep Britain Fishing, in the West Midlands. Carp tackle, bait and fisheries pioneer Kevin Nash attended the day after […]

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Sardine bait trick tempts huge British river sturgeon

SCHOOLBOY George Marsden enjoyed a birthday treat on Nottinghamshire’s River Trent when he landed this huge sturgeon. George Marsden with the jumbo Trent sturgeon caught on a special bait involving sardine chum. Dad Andrew couldn’t weigh the fish, as he’d left his digital scales out in the rain, but he estimated it at well over […]

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Theresa May unveils fragile truce in third Brexit offering

Compromise will be the name of the game as prime minister recognises enormity of task If Theresa May’s first two speeches unfurled the promise of a “red, white and blue” Brexit, a cold grey day in March will be remembered as the moment a more faded flag was fluttered. As the nation took shelter from […]

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Big carp ace Jim Shelley explains why he’s joined Mistral Baits

ONE of the biggest names in carp fishing has signed for the bait firm that he used when he was first making his way in the sport. Often outspoken, and nearly always successful in his pursuit of Britain’s biggest carp, Essex-based Jim Shelley feels he has now found his true ‘home’ with Mistral Baits, and […]

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Record barbel river restoration gathers momentum

THE Environment Agency have revealed they have completed ten years of barbel conservation work to restore the record-breaking Great Ouse back to its former glory. Chub get released into the record barbel river – but it’s the new barbel which could be the seeds to restoring the venue back to what it was famed for. […]

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